Monday, October 25, 2010

Gain Continuing Education Credit At Upcoming Electives Nov. 4 and 11


The first two Thursdays of this November, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is offering two major Continuing Education electives at its offices at 111 Realtors Way in Cary. RRAR recommends members attend them if possible, as they can provide you with knowledge that can give you an advantage over your competitors.

“Financing Dreams” on Nov. 4 will be led by Kat Driscoll, senior loan underwriter/trainer with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. She will discuss how can help your first-time home buyers realize their dreams through NCFHA’s low-cost mortgage programs. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details and information on how to sign up, visit http://www.rrar.com/event-view.cfm/id/192.

“House Pricing and Market Trend Analysis” on Nov. 11 will be led by Stacey Anfindsen, Triangle real estate expert with Birch Appraisal Group of Cary. He notes that we are now seeing house prices fall in numerous segments of the national, state and local housing market, a situation that requires a level of analysis not necessary during increasing markets. The goal of this course is to sharpen the pricing skills of practitioners. It will run from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more details and information on how to sign up, visit http://www.rrar.com/event-view.cfm/id/188.

Remember, according to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (http://www.ncrec.state.nc.us/), real estate agents must complete eight hours of continuing education each year. Included in the eight-hour requirement is the Mandatory Update (4 hours) and you may choose one elective course (4 hours). However, the real estate year in which you are initially licensed as either salesman or broker, you are not required to complete any continuing education. The continuing education year is from July 1 to June 10. If you desire, after completing the required eight hours, you may complete an additional elective course to carry over to the following year.

For more information, call RRAR at (919) 654-5400.

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